Martin McKenzie-Murray
is The Saturday Paper’s chief correspondent.

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News May 30, 2015

Inside the Ridsdale child sexual abuse inquiry

Gerald Ridsdale’s testimony is about the church’s protection of paedophiles, but it is also about ending the shame of victims.

News May 23, 2015

Inside George Brandis’s Australia Council arts heist

The arts minister’s shock annexation of Australia Council funding is about long-running tension over the purpose of the humanities.

News May 16, 2015

The difficulties and despair of searching for missing persons

Trying to track the hundreds of missing children and adults in Australia is fraught for police and devastating for families.

News May 09, 2015

The AFP’s Bali Nine defence

Defence relations between Australia and Indonesia remain strong despite cooling diplomacy, as the AFP maintains it was unable to act before the Bali Nine were arrested abroad.

News May 02, 2015

Inside the fight to save Bali Nine’s Chan and Sukumaran

The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran end a 10-year struggle between quiet advocacy and Indonesian sovereignty.

News April 25, 2015

The delicate balance of policing suburban extremists

The arrest of five teenagers in counterterrorism raids this week sparked fresh claims of racism and police brutality. It also highlighted the need for deeper investigation into the motivation of young  jihadists.

News April 18, 2015

Islamic State’s online strategies

Hobart airport’s hacking debacle highlights the ways extremist groups are becoming more cyber-savvy.

News April 11, 2015

Reclaim Australia protests threaten more division

Ugly clashes at Reclaim Australia rallies around the country may have only served to cement a feeling of ‘us’ and ‘them’.

News April 04, 2015

Lubitz and the minds of airline pilots

The Germanwings tragedy raises vexed questions about vetting air crew and mitigation of risk.